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Why Fly to Puerto Vallarta?
If you’re considering a vacation to Mexico but can’t find that “just right” destination, take a closer look at Puerto Vallarta. It has its share of resorts, shopping districts, restaurants and nightclubs that cater to travelers, but the area isn’t as overtly touristy as some others like Cancun or Cabo San Lucas. It feels more like a small town than a tourism hotspot, and its locals are renowned for their friendliness. While you won’t run out of fun things to do in town, the historical landmarks and natural features surrounding Pureto Vallarta are so well preserved, they beckon you to explore. If you plan your trip enough in advance, cheap flights to Puerto Vallarta can be easy to find; start searching for tickets now.
Which Airlines Fly to Puerto Vallarta?
Puerto Vallarta welcomes air traffic into Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR), located just over four miles from the city’s center. Of the roughly 15 airlines that land here, Aeromexico, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, Frontier Airlines, United and US Airways offer nonstop service from various U.S. destinations. Search online to compare direct flights from New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver, Atlanta, Houston, San Francisco and about a half dozen other cities.
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Peak tourist season in Puerto Vallarta runs from December to February, but you can often find off-season discounts on both airfare and hotels by booking your travel between June and October.
Quick Travel Guide to Puerto Vallarta
Sometimes, it’s just not enough to stroll to the beach and throw a towel on the sand. In Pureto Vallarta, beach-going excursions can turn into real adventures, with some of the most picturesque and tranquil beaches accessible only by boat and little-known among outsiders. If your idea of a vacation involves frequent dips in the warm, blue waters of the Pacific, the numerous beaches in this area are sure to hold your interest.
When in town, be sure to take an afternoon to walk along the malecon, an extensive paved boardwalk that follows the shoreline through central Puerto Vallarta. Day or night, it offers some of the best ocean views, and it’s lined with authentic Mexican restaurants, lively salsa clubs, boutiques, open-air markets and several of the best Puerto Vallarta hotels.
Just to the south of the city are a few of its most beloved attractions: the Los Arcos Marine Natural Area, the Puerto Vallarta Zoological Gardens and the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens. Set aside plenty of time to explore these areas for up-close looks at the marine life, animals, plants and coral that are native to this exotic tropical environment.
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